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Published on: March 11th, 2019

Kaplan Hecker & Fink Files Amicus Brief in Washington v. Arlene’s Flowers

Kaplan Hecker & Fink has filed an amicus brief in the Washington State Supreme Court in Washington v. Arlene’s Flowers (Wash. No. 91615-2).  The brief was filed on behalf of a group of leading...
Published on: March 5th, 2019

Judge Questions "Malice" Theory in "Shitty Media Men" Libel Suit

Stephen Elliott hasn't fully failed in his lawsuit targeting "Shitty Media Men" creator Moira Donegan and 30 anonymous women, but he has taken some knocks. Elliott claims being defamed upon the...
Published on: March 5th, 2019

Stephen Elliott’s Emotional Distress Claim Tossed in ‘Sh*tty Media Men’ Suit

In October, writer Stephen Elliott filed a lawsuit in New York court against Moira Donegan, the creator of the Shitty Media Men spreadsheet. In his lawsuit, Elliott — who had been anonymously accused...
Published on: March 5th, 2019

Barclays Trader Beats U.S. Prosecution of Front-Running Charges

Allegations of criminal market manipulation against a Barclays Plc foreign-exchange trader were tossed in the middle of a trial by a judge, who determined that U.S.
Published on: March 5th, 2019

Ex-Barclays Forex Chief Cleared By Judge Amid Trial

A federal judge in San Francisco ruled on Monday to acquit a former trader at Barclays PLC of manipulating the price of foreign currency options to defraud the bank's customer Hewlett-Packard Co.,...
Sean Hecker, Kaplan Hecker & Fink
Published on: March 5th, 2019

Judge Tosses Case Against Barclays Trader in Latest Stumble for Prosecutors

A federal judge dismissed without sending to the jury a case against a former senior Barclays PLC trader accused of illegally trading in anticipation of a major client deal, highlighting the problems...
Published on: March 4th, 2019

Court Rules That Shitty Media Men List Creator Can't Be Sued for Emotional Distress

A federal judge in Brooklyn on Friday ruled that in the ongoing lawsuit against Moira Donegan, the creator of the Shitty Media Men list, plaintiff Stephen Elliott cannot sue her for intentional or...
Published on: March 4th, 2019

Judge Uses Rare Move to Throw Out Case Against Barclays Trader

A federal judge in San Francisco took the rare step Monday of dismissing a market manipulation case against a Barclays trader before the jury rendered its verdict, a decision that will prevent...
Published on: February 8th, 2019

Litigator of the Week: And the Runners Up...

A shout-out to the runners up for Litigator of the Week, Sidley partners Jim Badke, Ching-Lee Fukuda and Sona De won a $155 million jury verdict in Delaware federal court for Bayer Healthcare in its...